April, 2015

April 30, 2015

Thinking of Nepal

On 25 April, when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit  34 km east-southeast of Lamjung in Nepal, it felt a little closer to home than I could have imagined, …

April 23, 2015

5 hints to get better at negotiating

Negotiation is simply the process one undertakes to reach an agreement on any matter. We negotiate on a daily basis with colleagues, contacts, friends, family and even within …

April 23, 2015

Coffee Culture – Introducing the Hirstute Barista

In this Coffee Culture series, I’m taking a deeper look at what coffee means to us, to understand how something so simple impacts engagement, culture, leadership and …

April 16, 2015

Coffee Culture: Have you got my order right?

A colleague of mine got into a heated debate with my favourite barista about her order. My colleague said she wanted a long macchiato topped up, but he corrected …

April 16, 2015

5 simple ways to re-think sponsorships

We all know that sponsorships are a common means for brands and companies to connect with other brands to increase brand awareness, as well as to reach and …

April 13, 2015

Run to Lead: Introducing a New Series

Five months ago I started taking running seriously. Throughout my life I’d run but it was more of a means of generally keeping fit. I’d never really been …

April 9, 2015

Coffee Culture – Are you having a decaf?

So I had to have a decaf coffee at home the other day. We’d run out of the caffeinated stuff. And I never drink decaf. Even though …

April 8, 2015

Unlock your personal brand and lead with influence

We all have a general idea of what a ‘brand’ is. Each of our definitions probably have a lot in common, as well as aspects that are different. That’s because the …